How to Interact with Facebook Pages - dummies

How to Interact with Facebook Pages

By Carolyn Abram

Wherever you go on Facebook, and in many places across the entire Internet, you’ll see links and buttons prompting you to like something. You can like photos, statuses, comments, articles, websites, videos . . . if it’s online, you can probably like it.

You can also like Pages. When you like a Page, it accomplishes a few things:

  • Gives you a News Feed subscription. After you like a Page, you may start seeing its posts in your News Feed. If you don’t like what you see, you can remove that Page from your News Feed. To do so, go to the Page and hover over the Like button; from the drop-down menu, click Posts in News Feed. Then, in the window that opens select Unfollow to remove it from your News Feed.
  • Provides access to the Timeline. Just as when you add a friend, liking a Page lets you post on its Timeline, usually with the capability to add photos, links, and videos. Not all Pages allow fans to post on their Timeline, but many do.
  • Displays the Page you liked on your own Timeline. Keep in mind that when you like a Page, it appears in the Recent Activity section of your Timeline, and by default, this section is visible to Public/Everyone.

So what does this all mean for you? Basically, when you like something, you start a relationship with it that can be as interactive or as hands-off as you want. Frequently, people like a lot of Pages simply as a signifier or badge on their Timelines. However, just because you like Modern Family doesn’t mean you want to read episode recaps or watch interviews with the cast. And that’s fine. On the other hand, if you like seeing those sorts of things, or interacting with other fans on the show’s Page, you can do that as well. It’s a pretty flexible system.